By The Associated PressJun 20, 2017
No link between the victim’s faith and the crime has been found, but a Muslim rights group is calling for a full investigation. (Pictured: Darwin Martinez Torres, arrested in the case.) Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJun 29, 2015
Did the heavy-handed police action signal a new culture war, or was it a form of revenge over the recent election results in which President Erdogan got less power than he’d expected? Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 10, 2013
A string of bomb attacks has hit mainly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 40 people during celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the BBC reports. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Lauren Unger-Geoffroy / TruthdigAug 31, 2011
It has been an intense Ramadan in this August of the Arab Spring. But now it is time to celebrate one of the most important Islamic traditions: The Festival of Breaking the Fast, or Eid al-Fitr. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Lauren Unger-Geoffroy / TruthdigAug 10, 2011
Ramadan Kareem, my friends This year's month of fasting and purification, healing, reflection and prayer has fallen in the hottest month, August, and comes amid unprecedented earthly distractions in Egypt, the ongoing tragic massacre in Syria and crazily careening instability around the globe This year's month of fasting and purification comes amid unprecedented earthly distractions in Egypt and around the globe. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 22, 2010
At a point when news from the Afghanistan war seems to be at its worst ever -- low public support in the US, record-level casualties and falling confidence in NATO's mission -- new bad news tells of at least 21 people being killed, including U troops, children and Afghan security force members, in a span of only 48 hours. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 2, 2009
The violence just hasn't let up in Afghanistan in the nearly two weeks that have passed since the nation's presidential election. The latest deadly episode came in the form of a Taliban suicide attack east of Kabul on Wednesday that killed 23 people, including Afghanistan's deputy head of intelligence, Abdullah Langhmani. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 22, 2009
President Obama released a video greeting Friday to Muslims in America and abroad to commemorate the start on Saturday of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and reflection for members of the Islamic faith. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 29, 2008
A spate of bombings around Baghdad on Sunday killed 34 people, including at least four Iraqi policemen, three soldiers and several civilians shopping in local markets and preparing to break their fasts to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 21, 2007
U.S. and Iraqi authorities have honored the final request of former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan: to be buried next to Saddam Hussein. After Ramadan's execution Tuesday, his remains were flown to Tikrit, where hundreds of mourners were gathering. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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